The Quebec immigration selection system for Quebec Skilled Workers is designed to indicate which applicants are likely to become economically established upon immigration to Quebec.

Skilled Worker (Professional) applicants who intend to reside in Montreal or in another city or region within the province of Quebec are assessed under a different system than applicants who wish to settle elsewhere in Canada. This is done through what the government of Quebec calls its 'Regular Skilled Worker Program', otherwise known as the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).

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On March 28, the Quebec's immigration ministry introduced its intention of introducing a new Expression of Interest System, also known as a Déclaration d’intérêt system, to simplify the process of applying for permanent immigration to the province. 

The QSWP is currently closed to all candidates except those who are cap-exempt. Quebec's immigration ministry, the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (MIDI), says a new intake period will occur in the upcoming months, but the exact dates have yet to be announced.

Cap-exempt candidates who have an employment offer validated by MIDI, as well as individuals who are temporary residents of Quebec who are eligible to submit an application for a CSQ, may apply at any time.

Mon Projet Québec

As of January 2016, candidates for immigration to Canada through the QSWP must use the secure space Mon projet Québec in order to submit an application. Mon projet Québec allows candidates to complete their application for a CSQ, make their payment online, follow the status of their application, make changes to their application, and access personal electronic messaging throughout the process.

Quebec Skilled Worker Eligibility

Applicants who are successful under the Regular Skilled Worker Program are issued a Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec, also known as a CSQ), which is then followed by a Canadian Permanent Resident (Immigration) Visa. Though applicants to the program are assessed based upon different selection factors than those of the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the government of Canada acknowledges Quebec's selection of applicants by issuing permanent resident visas to successful applicants, once medical and criminality background checks have been completed.

In order to qualify for a CSQ, you must score enough points under the Quebec Immigration selection system that is described below. A single (unmarried) applicant must score at least 50 points based on this system, while an applicant with a spouse or common-law partner must score at least 59 points.

Selection Factors

The Quebec Immigration selection factors may be summarized as follows:

Factors Points
Education Up to 14 points (Cutoff Score = 2 points)
Area Of Training Up to 12 points
Validated Employment Offer Up to 10 points
Work Experience Up to 8 points
Age Up to 16 points
Language Proficiency Up to 22 points
Stay And Family In Quebec Up to 8 points
Spouse/Common-law partner Characteristics Up to 17 points
Presence Of Accompanying Children Up to 8 points
Financial Self-Sufficiency 1 point

Many of the documents required in order to apply for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program must be certified true copies. Click here to learn more.

Language test results must be submitted along with immigration applications to be awarded points for language proficiency.

Quebec Skilled Worker applicants must then successfully complete medical and security examinations conducted by the Canadian government in order to be granted a Canada Immigration (permanent resident) visa.

Quebec Skilled Workers applicants are not assessed based upon the selection factors of the Federal Skilled Worker Class. Citizenship and Immigration Canada acknowledges the selection of applicants who meet Quebec immigration selection criteria.

Processing Times

Processing Times for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program vary from one Canadian Immigration Visa Office to another.

Processing Fees

Processing fees for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program for 2017 are as follows:

Applicant Fees
Principal Applicant CAD $785
Spouse, de facto spouse CAD $168
Each dependant child CAD $168

For more information about the Quebec Skilled Worker Program, see the Quebec Skilled Worker FAQ.

Learn more about the Canadian Immigration Process for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.

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On November 1, 2017, the Government of Canada announced multi-year immigration targets for 2018-2020. Get the details on this page.

 

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